Black Teacher Chronicles

Black Teacher Chronicles

7 Reasons to Subscribe to Black Teacher Chronicles

1) Black Space: A space where Black educators can be our full authentic selves.
2) Glory stories: Our classrooms aren't battlefields, they're sanctuaries so we share our triumphs and our challenges openly.
3) Super human, not super hero: We're not "saving" our children or helping them "make it out". We're helping them make it in, to seeing, exploring, and actualizing their best selves.
4) Bridge builders: Perhaps if white teachers can understand our perspectives they'll be better equipped to understand and serve our children.
5) Replenishing the ranks: The collective wisdom and experience shared here is meant to keep more Black teachers in the field and recruit others to join our noble profession.
6) Research based. Through story telling, we share best practices and the subsequent research.
7) Faith filled: We recognize the anointing of our calling.

3 Reasons to Blog for Black Teacher Chronicles:

1) Share your story.
2) Connect with Black teachers across the globe.
3) A complimentary signed copy of ALWAYS WANT MORE.

Criteria: 500-1500 words of a first hand experience you've had as an educator. You can write anonymously if you like. To submit a blog, email

July 3, 2016

Urban Education Programs: Show Me the Money

Warm-Up Question: How much should education consultants and administrators be paid? Comment below this blog with your answer. = “Cash rules everything around me, cream get […]
June 19, 2016

My Code of Conduct Timeline/Testimony

On Thursday, the Rochester City School District’s Board of Education unanimously passed a new code of conduct, a progressive step towards establishing a more positive culture […]
June 12, 2016

The Fight: Urban Education Reform

Warm-Up Question: What keeps you going when you want to give up? Comment below this blog with your answer. In last week’s blog, I mentioned a […]
June 5, 2016

The formula for Teaching Urban Students: Love, love, and more LOVE.

Warm-Up Question: Is it appropriate for teachers to say, “I love you” to students? Comment below this blog with your answer. Early in my teaching career, […]
May 29, 2016

My Most Regretful Moment in the Classroom

“They had caught me. And them. They smugly went around to the students and tossed the hoodies in the trash.” Warm-Up Question: Should teachers enforce a […]